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EDITORIAL: Why Qatar’s timing for mediation in Somalia is suspicious

EDITORIAL: Why Qatar's timing for mediation in Somalia is suspicious EDITORIAL: The Qatari authorities has despatched considered one of its well-known sons to assist Somalis agree on a political resolution. It seems good from the beginning, however the timing raises questions. Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani, a particular envoy for Qatar's overseas minister, is a veterans diplomat.…

EDITORIAL: Farmajoo’s irony in silence about refugees in Kenya

EDITORIAL | Outgoing President Mohamed Farmaajo was preventing for his face this week when one thing else affecting Somalis occurred: neighboring Kenya threatened to shut the Dadaab refugee camp. House to greater than 174,000 Somalis, this momentary shelter has been in existence for 30 years. And it has grow to be a scapegoat for Kenya's safety issues, particularly within the struggle towards al-Shabaab. After intense negotiations with the UN refugee company, Kenya agreed to postpone the closure till subsequent 12…

EDITORIAL: Farmajoo’s ‘no prerequisite’ phrases, a false start

EDITORIAL | President Mohamed Farmaajo has lastly withdrawn from his controversial two-year extension. Nonetheless you could not have a very good time however. He instructed the viewers in a late-night speech that he returned to the desk to barter an settlement on indirect elections, which he erroneously argued he in any respect occasions wished. Then he talked about that there should be no preconditions for the talks. Farmaajo, whose time interval expired on February 8, is conscious of that one amongst the conditions…

EDITORIAL: Farmajoo’s self-cleaning drive turns into his stream

EDITORIAL | Somalia's Mohamed Farmaajo, whose term expired on February 8, continues to ignore the scriptures on the wall. And as things go, there may be a small window left to save both his career and Somalia's fate. On Tuesday, the latest ominous sign came from a grouping of Hawiye clan members and professionals. Gathered in Mogadishu, they withdrew support for Farmaajo, expressing outrage at his decision to give his assent to parliament's concept of extension. A vote came from 400 delegates from Mogadishu's most…

EDITORIAL: Politics have made Farmaajo tone deaf to Somalia’s image

EDITORIAL | Somalia's foreign minister, Minister Balal Cusman Balal Osman, was left with an egg in his face on Thursday after presenting the wrong flag when he hosted Russian diplomat Mikhail Golovanov in Mogadishu. Instead of placing the Russian miniature flag in front of the visiting ambassador, Mr Ottoman's team placed the Dutch flag upside down. It may have been a mistake . But it may well be a depiction of President Mohamed Farmajoo's government and the way it treats its image. Mr. Golovanov's visit was supposed…

EDITORIAL: In coincidental election negotiations,will Farmajo pick up his

EDITORIAL | But this should never have surprised anyone. From the start, it always looked like a dance of grasshoppers being forced by an attentive crow. Now the biggest question must be whether outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, whose term expired in February, has a bit of legitimacy and confidence left to save the boat. When these meetings began, this platform was categorical, that all solutions found in this dialogue should be the result of free exchange of views. We warned that any presumed misleading…

EDITORIAL: There’s a message right here about Parliament’s independence

EDITORIAL: On the independence of Parliament, here is a message to President Mursal EDITORIAL | It is not every day that we turn our fingers to the President of the House of Commons, Mursal Mohamed. But given the circumstances, he now holds the net and the knife for Somalia's future. Therefore, it was disappointing this week that a meeting convened to discuss Covid-19 emergencies…

EDITORIAL: Janan ‘give up’ was a political sport,

EDITORIAL | There was a joy this week from officials of the Somali Federal Government after receiving Abdirashid Janan, who had reportedly 'surrendered' to the authorities. Janan, who was branded a refugee a year ago, was interior minister in Jubbaland state until Monday this week. Until Tuesday of this week, Mogadishu officials had branded him as a militia leader, a refugee, a bully and a murderer who killed and ran away from justice. These accusations have suddenly been swept under the rug now. And it is not that…

EDITORIAL: Somalia’s worldwide companions ought to cease

EDITORIAL | Somalia is once again facing the prospect of a political agreement after another meeting was held on Wednesday this week at the well-guarded Mogadishu Aden Abdulle International Airport. Still, there is little, if any, optimism at this meeting. First, there was confusion after President Farmajo organized a parallel but partial meeting with his prime minister Hussein Roble, Benadir Governor Omar Filish and presidents of Hirshabelle, Southwest and Galmudug. There is no problem with the meeting if it was a…

EDITORIAL: Constructing Coalitions, begin for

EDITORIAL: Building Coalitions, a good start for better politics in Somalia EDITORIAL | Somalia's key stakeholders for the upcoming election have come closer to a working partnership after launching yet another coalition group on Thursday. The National Salvation Council, which brings together the Council of Presidential Candidates, President Said Abdullahi Deni of Northeastern State…

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